During non-Covid-19 quarantine time, when we are not able to meet in person, our services always feature at least one musician, hymns and songs, preludes, offertories, and postludes. Music director Shauna Pickett-Gordon aims for a variety of genres. Our regular roster of musicians includes classical pianists Tom Devine and Shauna; singer LindaGrace Frost and friends with classical, folk, and musical theatre songs; a popular Coastside folksinger-songwriter, Mo Robinson; members of the Coastside Threshold Choir; classical guitarist Vera Vanderschalk; and a cappella specialist Krista Enos, who brings us music from her youth ensembles as well as her professional group Solstice. On occasion, string players bring us chamber music, and renowned concert pianist Lisa Spector has delighted us at the keyboard.
With Covid-19, we began presenting virtual services over Zoom, with all of the same kinds of music that you’d hear in our live services – solos, virtual duets and trios, and congregational hymns. Here’s a sample on YouTube
During Covid-19, it’s not safe to sing together in a room. However, our singers at UUCC regularly work with their friends in the choir of Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Fremont) to record our hymns with lots of voices. This is virtual congregational-style singing, and if you would like to join us in a hymn recording, we would love to have you. Again, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
We would welcome even more variety in our program! Musicians who would like to be part of UUCC’s music program – especially in musical genres not covered above, and especially instrumentalists – are invited to contact us.